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Bungalow and Pool

Bungalow | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

The Bungalow at Pantiya Estate, Sri Lanka is a lovely planter's colonial residence. It was built in 1907 by a British planter. It nestles on top of the hills of Pantiya Estate, which is a producing rubber, coconut and tea plantation.

The building retains its old world charm. It's comfortable and spacious bedrooms, extensive gardens with a large swimming pool, magnificent views over rolling hills, interesting location near the south coast and the mild climate all combine to make The Bungalow an inviting property for families or friends.

Suites:

The Bungalow has 2 suites with high ceilings and colonial features. The suites have a double bed and an attached bathroom. Each suite room can accommodate up to 2 adults and 2 kids or 3 adults purely due to their size and spaciousness.

Guestrooms

The 3 guestrooms are overlooking the pool. They are comfortably furnished with twin or double beds and have en-suite bathrooms. A long veranda outside the guestrooms with lounge chairs is the perfect setting to read your favourite book or just relax by the pool.

Living and Dining room

Inside The Bungalow, the living room is cosy with sofas and antique furnishings from Sri Lanka and Germany. Likes of a deer antler chandelier and brass artifacts are not out of place here.

Dining Hall

With its grand 8-seater table and chairs, the dining hall is where our guests enjoy the scrumptious home cooked Eastern and Western cuisine.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach Bentota Beach 20 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Katunayake Airport 100 km, Nearest railway: Kalutara South 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Staffed property
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms of which 5 En suites and 5 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (5), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 15
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

The Western Province region

Pantiya Bungalow is approximately 1½ hour drive from Colombo over 60 km.

The Southern Expressway is approximately 6 miles from Pantiya Bungalow which eases connectivity to the bungalow from Katunayake International Airport as well as to popular cities in the south of the Island such as Galle, Matara and Hambantota.

The nearest large town to The Bungalow is Matugama town. The town is approximately 2 miles away from the property. Matugama is a bustling town which is approximately 1½ drive /60 km from Colombo. Matugama is 25 km from the beach village of Bentota.

Despite its distance from the major cities, most products and services are available from banking to grocery shopping.

The Sunday market is very popular in the Matugama Town as inhabitants from surrounding villages come here to purchase fresh produce.

The nearest large town to The Bungalow is Matugama town. The town is approximately 2 miles away from the property. Matugama is a bustling town which is approximately 1½ drive /60 km from Colombo. Matugama is 25 km from the beach village of Bentota.

Despite its distance from the major cities, most products and services are available from banking to grocery shopping.

The Sunday market is very popular in the Matugama Town as inhabitants from surrounding villages come here to purchase fresh produce.

Kalutara

In the premises

Nature Trail walks - Take a casual stroll around The Bungalow or for the more adventurous a hike through the rubber estates, crossing streams, climbing rocks overlooking breathtaking views. From some points you can even see the twin towers of Colombo, Adam's Peak or the sea!

Take part in the estate - we can organise for you to spend a morning with the tea pluckers as they identify the best leaves in the bush! OR an afternoon with the rubber tappers who expertly carve the barks of rubber trees with special chiseled knives, and collect rubber milk in coconut shells! For the break - have breakfast or lunch with the workers sitting under a rock in a shade of a coconut tree eating your meal out of freshly cut banana leaf plates!

Visit a rubber or tea factory - There is a functioning rubber and tea factory only 4km away from The Bungalow where you can see how tea is dried and packages or how rubber milk turns into elastic sheets! We can organise for a visit to these factory when you are staying with us!

Learn to cook Sri Lankan food - our chef in the bungalow will be thrilled to teach you how to make simple tasty Sri Lankan food, which you can then try at home to refresh your memories of your stay. From cutlets, lentil curry to hoppers... there's a favourite for everyone!

Bentota - 30 minutes' drive from The Bungalow. Being one of the most established beach resorts in Sri Lanka, Bentota is known for its professional touristic infrastructure.Safe swimming conditions combined with fun water sport in the lagoon and exciting excursions such as boat rides and diving, Bentota is an ideal day-out from Pantiya Bungalow. At Club Intersport, one can enjoy water sports from jet skiing to banana boat rides and several other exhilarating sports.

The Bawa Trail (architectural marvels) - 30 minutes drive from The Bungalow.

The late Geoffrey Bawa's world famous home which is now open to the public is about a 40 minute drive from Pantiya Bungalow. Lunuganga is a remarkable experience, where one can marvel at this renowned architect's wisdom and simple expressions of good taste and style. The Brief is the garden of landscape, architect Bevis Bawa, yet another remarkable artist of the last century developed since 1929. It is a hillside garden with excellent views and many sculptures - both by Bevis himself and other artists. The estate was formerly a rubber plantation.

Kalutara bodhiya (tour inside a pagoda) - 30 minutes drive from The Bungalow.

The Kalutara Bodhiya is a well-known landmark in Sri Lanka. It is certainly the best known and most popular landmark on the Southern highway, the Galle Road. The chaitya of the Kalutara Bodhi is different to other chaityas. It is a concrete shell. In the hollow inside are four small chaityas and on the walls scenes from Jataka tales are painted. Visitors can walk inside the chaitya and look at the statues and wall paintings telling the story of the Buddha.

Pahiyangala Rock Cave - 40 minutes drive from The Bungalow.

Pahiyangala is a very large cave on top of a hill in Yatagampitiya, which is about a 40 minute drive from The bungalow. Excavation has proved that these caves were inhabited by prehistoric cave men some 37,000 years ago and is one of the places where remains of the pre-historic 'Balangoda Man' have been found. This cave is supposed to be the largest natural rock in Asia and this is also known to be the most ancient pre-historic human settlement in Asia. There is a mini museum with artifacts & skeletons dug from the location. One can observe excellent views across the low plains from the cave.

Madhu Ganga (River boat rides and visit of Islands) - 1 hour drive from The Bungalow.

Only 32kms from Panthiya Estate, Madu Ganga -the beautiful river consists of 23 islands including two main islands providing shelter to 215 families. Madu Ganga is possibly one of the last remaining tracts of pristine mangrove forests in Sri Lanka. The inhabitants of its islets produce peeled cinnamon and cinnamon oil. Local and foreign tourists can explore the beauty of Madu Ganga through a boat ride that takes a couple of hours.

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Calendar last updated:08 Oct 2014

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